January 2017 Meeting Recap

President Venkataraman

Thanks to everyone who came out in full force for our NKD kickoff meeting of 2017! For those who couldn’t make it, we heard what all of NKD’s committees have been working on, and discussed next month’s NKD Executive Committee elections—including leadership opportunities that we’ll be developing in order to accommodate all of the exciting new interest in our work. 

Here’s what we covered:

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NKD Post-Election Emergency Meeting Round-Up


Thank you to the hundreds of Brooklynites who participated in NKD’s post-election organizing meeting on Saturday, November 19th! From those new to local political engagement to longtime activists and elected officials, Brooklyn came together as one borough to envision and grow a more progressive and inclusive Democratic Party.


Because so many folks in the room were attending their first political club meeting, the first hour focused on getting oriented to the local political landscape, progressive reform issues, and NKD's role in it all. We ran through "Local Government 101" to understand how the District Leaders, the State Senators, the Governor, and the political clubs all fit together. We talked about the strategies, approaches, and achievements of NKD since its founding in 2008. We heard from a few of the NKD members who became elected officials, and who we still work with. And we heard about the breakout sessions that we then divided ourselves into for the bulk of the meeting, to organize and strategize about making real progressive change. We broadcast this first hour via Facebook Live, and you can still watch it here!


Some great discussions happened within the breakout groups:

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Meeting Saturday (Nov 19) - PLEASE RSVP

Wow, we've gotten a huge response for our meeting this Saturday! It's so inspiring to see how many people are ready to get organized against this serious threat, and to make local politics more progressive. Our meetings are open to all, but depending on how many people show up Saturday we may reach capacity, so please arrive on time!

Planning on coming? Please RSVP in advance! Unfortunately, even with an RSVP we can't guarantee admittance, but your RSVP will help us be as prepared as possible, and will save time signing in at the meeting.

If you can't make it on Saturday, we still want to hear from you! Let us know what types of involvement interest you.

In solidarity,

— The NKD Team
(Anusha, Sara, Brandon, Theo, Rodrigo, Jenn, and Ryan)

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